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Table Of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Science as the Measure of Civilizations
3. From Copula to Incommensurable Worlds
4. Mathematical Texts in Historical Context
5. Tracing Practices Purloined by the Three Pillars
6. Xu Guangqi, Grand Guardian
7. Conclusions
Appendix A: Zhu Zaiyu's New Theory of Calculation
Appendix B: Xu Guangqi's Right Triangles, Meanings
Appendix C: Xu Guangqi's Writings

Imagined Civilizations
China, the West, and Their First Encounter
Publication Date: 15 Aug 2013
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6.125" x 9.25"
Page Count: 384 pages
Illustrations: 15 halftones, 2 line drawings
ISBN: 9781421406060